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Budget hotel a boon for pilgrims in Srikakulam

K. Srinivasa Rao
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Endowments Department has allocated land for the hotel

The budget hotel under construction in Srikakulam.— Photo: Basheer
The budget hotel under construction in Srikakulam.— Photo: Basheer

A budget hotel under construction at Indira Vignan Bhavan in Srikakulam town is a boon for pilgrims who throng the religious circuit that includes Arasavilli, Srikurmam and other temples in Srikakulam district. Works in progress for the hotel and a Kalyana Mandapam are nearing completion.

In the absence of a proper accommodation around Arasavilli temple, pilgrims are facing hardships.

Devotees, who visit the place in groups for a couple of days, have no place to stay.

Besides taking care of their accommodation, the hotel is also expected to boost tourism in the district with the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) gearing up to operate buses from the place.

Former Chief Minister K. Rosaiah took the initiative for construction of a budget hotel and a Kalyana Mandapam in Srikakulam district.

The Endowments Department allocated 1.48 acres of land for construction of the hotel and 1.2 acres for the Kalyana Mandapam.

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams provided financial support for constructing the two structures. The APTDC will take care of their maintenance. The APTDC will pay 5 per cent of the basic value of the land as lease amount to the Arasavilli temple authorities every year.

The hotel is expected to provide accommodation to the pilgrims and others at affordable cost.

The TTD Kalyana Mandapam will be handed over to the temple authorities for maintenance as it allocated land for its construction. As per initial estimations, the Kalyana Mandapam is to cost Rs. 5 crore and the budget hotel Rs. 3 crore.

But officials say the construction cost may have gone up slightly.


  • Devotees, who visit the place in groups for a couple of days, have no place to stay

  • Former Chief Minister K. Rosaiah took the initiative for the construction of a budget hotel


  • The Endowments Department allocates 1.48 acres of land for construction of the hotel and 1.2 acres for the Kalyana Mandapam.


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